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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. katch

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    Do you guys suggest simple plastic heel and toe taps for new LWB Color 8?

    That sole is like a brick.
     
  2. Papa Doble

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    Thank you. I'll probably wear them more in the fall and winter, but I figured I should wear them a bit before the summer heat.
     
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    neither; i would suggest you add nothing; it will break in
     
  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    nice
     
  5. Papa Doble

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    +1, and if you want, wear them on carpet only for the first few wearings so that the sole breaks in a bit before worn on pavement. I think this is only really necessary for leather soles, and even then some may find it excessive.
     
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    Really? I feel like i'd be wearing tennis rackets on my feet. No flex and the toe would wear hard for a cpl weeks.
     
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    Too much Horween shell was wasted on the Duckie Brown x Florsheim collaboration.
     
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    nephew,
    wear in good health your nst boot
     
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    nephew,
    you should wear your good looking boots in the summer
     
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    I've had both installed on double-soled shoes (975 and Officer Indy) ... and by the time the taps wear or fall off, the soles are broken in (i.e., I don't bother replacing the taps at that point).

    I've not needed any taps for the single-soled 9016.
     
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  11. Papa Doble

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    Thank you Uncle. I will try to wear them year round, but it might be difficult in July and August.


    Thanks SFTG.
     
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    3 square inches would be too much to justify for most of the Duckie Brown products I've seen
     
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    unlined cxl chukka on flex welt, yes please.
     
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    If you don't think they need wax, then don't use it. If there does come a time when they need it, use it sparingly.

    Paste wax and Saphir cordovan cream are different. The saphir has a moisturizing aspect to it. That doesn't necessarily make it better, just different. Some would agree that the wax offers a layer of protection, sort of like wax on a car. I have both, and rarely use either. Having either would be fine. If they need moisture and you only have wax, use Venetian or Reno.

    Agreed, follow the Mac break in method and you shouldn't have to worry about excessive wear on the toe. When the heel wears out, it is easily replaced.
     
  15. katch

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    Thank you to all that helped answer my question regarding taps. I appreciate the help.
     
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    A leather soled shoe - single or double - first broken-in on carpet, is never a bad thing. It is a procedure many on here adhere to - whether the Mac Method or otherwise. It is particularly useful to aviod excessive toe wear.
     
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    I am considering ordering
    Handmade All–Weather Walker


    If I end up disliking the heavy crepe soles ... could somebody like b nelson or even Alden change them into double leather waterlocks? Thanks for any info.
     
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    B Nelson, yes. Alden, no. (not anymore)
     
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    Good lord I need these. Cannot find them in 12.5D for the life of me. Hopefully Context will have a reissue and I'll be able to pre-order some...
     
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